Help protect yourself from property fraud
The Land Registry has issued a reminder that property fraud can happen in many ways. Fraudsters may attempt to acquire ownership of a property either by using a forged document to transfer it into their own name, or by impersonating the registered owner. Once they have raised money by mortgaging the property without the owner’s knowledge, they disappear without making repayments leaving the owner to deal with the consequences. If your property is registered, making sure we can contact you will provide you with better protection against fraudsters.
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